Plateau of Niato

Nitaos is a small plateau, at some 1,200 m: a polje, like all such in Crete.

With neither inhabitants nor agriculture, the plain was only ever used for grazing and fodder. On a small hill, near the eastern access point, is a new-built refuge-shelter of the Mountaineering Association of Chania

Another shelter (Tauris) built in 1992 lies some 7.5 km from Ammoudari on a dirt-track: it has room for 42 mountaineers.

The ascent by the old path, some 3 km, takes about 2 hours. The region was one of the first developed by the Mountaineering Association of Chania from 1930. 

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Additional Info

  • location White Mountain range (Askifou), Sfakia, Chania
  • relevant routes & paths

    Ε4.21, Ε4.22

  • altitude 1200 m
  • Access Dirt road from Ammoudari (Askifou)
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